Amphitheatre Community Art Mural
Location: 5765 Dolphin St (Hackett Park amphitheater seating)
Title, Date: Untitled, 2022
Artist: Emily Gray over 100 volunteers
Medium: Acrylic paint on concrete
Background and Description
A colour gradient of blues, greens and yellows form the backdrop for this large-scale mural. Artist Emily Gray invited the public to assist in the creation of this work over the summer of 2022. Layered on top of the colour gradient is a pattern of waves and braided patterns. When the viewer steps back from the mural, the connection between the patterns become visible, including tree roots that appear to be growing out of actual trees in the park, and a heart with a heartbeat pattern.
Once the overall design was completed, artist Emily Gray worked with shashishalhem language teachers and shíshálh youth to select words for inclusion in the mural.
Emily Gray completed her BFA at the Emily Carr University of Art & Design and her BEd from the University of BC. Since 2004, she has been specializing in painting murals and community art projects. Aside from her artistic career, Emily is also a scenic artist in the Vancouver Film Industry where she has painted many large-scale movie sets and backdrops.